Rush Street venues launch sports betting in Pennsylvania

17 December 2018

Pennsylvania’s two Rush Street Gaming-operated casinos have launched sports betting after successfully completing test launches last week.

The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh officially launched, following ten-hour testing periods on December 13 and 14.

With the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board satisfied that the two-day test went without a hitch, each venue was approved to officially open their Kambi-powered sportsbooks on Saturday, December 15.

Each venue currently hosts a temporary sports betting facility, with permanent lounges currently under construction and expected to open their doors in the first quarter of 2019.

SugarHouse hosts an 1,800 square foot facility, while Rivers, which is operated by Rush Street and owned by joint venture partners Walton Street Capital and High Pitt Gaming, has opened a 3,000 square foot lounge.

They become the second and third venues approved to launch sports betting in the state following Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino, which launched its William Hill-powered offering in November.

The trio is likely to be joined by Greenwood Gaming’s Parx Casino, another Philadelphia-based venue that is closing in on a launch, in the coming weeks.